I've been working on a novel for the past three years, and like any other nerd I thought it'd be a good idea to put a soundtrack to it. I like what I've put together, but I would like some more "obscure" stuff to accompany some of the themes in my book. And I say "obscure" because quite frankly the vast majority of my listening experience is based on new and old popular stuff. Otherwise, I'm thankful threads like this exist to expand some of my listening catalogue. In other words, I just need song recommendations so I can find some inspiration. Themes: Losing A Sense of Home As the years progressed in my college career, the home where I grew up all my life was becoming less like... well, home. It's been seven years since I've left, and I can no longer identify with it. In other words, I feel like a drifter now. Friends Who Come and Go Ever since I left high school, it seems like I get to know a lot of people. I make friends. But every nine months to a year they just disappear. It seems like I only made passing acquaintances. I tried to accept it as inevitable and tried to reverse it in one situation (with very, very disasterous results). But the thing I'm trying to get at is the idea that it seems like I'm unable to form lasting bonds. Who knows, maybe I have the fear of loss? Haven't found a song that encapsulates that..... or I haven't been looking hard enough. Coming of Age Pretty much what it says. The song that I think of a lot when it comes to this theme is "Ooh La La" by Faces.